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Smith County Purchasing Department

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Purchasing Director Kim Gould 

DSC-GouldKim-8Kim Gould began her career in purchasing as a buyer for Smith County in 2005, and has worked her way up to purchasing director. She left Smith County in 2012, to become purchasing director for Ellis County and returned here to be purchasing director of Smith County in December 2014.

The Purchasing Department is a member of the Administrative Services Team of Smith County. The County’s Purchasing Office exists to provide the best service possible to all county departments in a fair and equitable manner and to protect the interests of the Smith County taxpayers in all expenditures. Included in this responsibility is assuring fair and equitable treatment to all vendors without regard to political pressure or discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, handicap or sex.

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In an effort to provide the best possible procurement services for the citizens of Smith County, an exchange of ideas and techniques related to purchasing, administration and best practices is essential. Smith County holds certifications and membership with the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) and the Texas Public Purchasing Association (TxPPA).

Vendor Process and Contact Information

In an effort to provide a fair place for all vendors to do business and to protect our elected officials, Smith County has a no contact clause. It is Smith County’s policy that all vendors interested in doing business with the county must first register with the Smith County Purchasing Director or designee prior to contacting/meeting with any elected official, department head or employee of Smith County. Vendor Registration can be done through utilization of the county’s website and/or contacting the Smith County Purchasing Department directly.

If you have an item or product to sell, call for an appointment or come by the Purchasing Department. Office hours for salesmen wanting to see the purchasing director or staff are by appointment or time available 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This office is closed on weekends and holidays.

Location

Smith County Annex Building
200 E. Ferguson, Suite 414
Tyler, Texas 75702

Phone: (903) 590-4720
Fax: (903) 590-4723

Purchasing Policies and Procedures

StaffTitleDepartmentsPhoneEmail
Glenn, VickiReceptionistPurchasing(903) 590-4720
Gould, KimPurchasing DirectorPurchasing(903) 590-4721
Haney, ChristinaAssistant Purchasing AgentPurchasing(903) 590-4725
Lauderman, ShellyBuyerPurchasing(903) 590-4722
Norris, JordanInventory Specialist/BuyerPurchasing(903) 590-4726
Ramsey, PamBid ClerkPurchasing(903) 590-4791

Our Mission

Smith County Purchasing Department exists to provide the best service possible to all county departments in a fair and equitable manner and to protect the interests of the Smith County taxpayers in all expenditures.